...and that was in only about 10 minutes of looking. IMO that not a great deal, but high/average.
I would find someone that got it as their first bike, used it only on the street, and was selling it because it scared them after the first ride!
Did you seriously just craigslist a bunch of KLR's for me?! You people are freaking awesome! Thank you! The 2001 is right here in my hometown. Going to go look at it today. A related question. Do the modifications on the 2008+ models make it worth looking at those? Seems a lot of you like the older ones. Thoughts?[/QUOTE]
It's always good to find one in your area or to get a member to check one out for you...maybe even make a video...
It's all a matter or opinion and what you are using it for and what you are going to do to it:
The newer ones are a little heavier and the plastic is not as durable in a get off. (you can always get guards)
The 08-09 had some problems that are/were covered by the dealer.
The new ones have larger diameter forks, but they lose a little travel.
The rear swing arm is redesigned and stronger.
The engine has a little bit more torque and horsepower that is negated by the extra lbs..
The newer ones are IMO better on the road because of the forks and the added wind protection.
The newer ones have 2 head lights; one high and one low.
The older ones are preferred for off-road. (plastic dose better in get offs)
You can install an IMS tank much easier on the older ones.
The older ones look like a dirt bike and the new ones look like a Ninja traded some cloths with a older KLR. You can't push start a new one.
The bottom line is get one you like. Almost all of the differences can be improved and over come so get a good deal and enjoy making it your own.